The Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker Program

Increase your business competence, confidence and credibility as an insurance professional with the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker program.

To establish yourself as a trusted insurance advisor, you need to have  indepth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of property and casualty insurance.  You need the CAIB program.  You will immerse yourself in the study of Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Brokerage Management. Each course in this four-course program culminates in a national examination. Upon successful completion, eligible candidates are awarded the nationally recognized professional designation CAIB.

The Qualifications
Graduates’ use of the CAIB designation, as with all IBAC designations, will be restricted to licensed Property and Casualty insurance brokers who are members or associate members of their provincial or regional brokers’ association.  Non-members are welcome to take the CAIB program and will receive a Certificate of Completion upon graduation.

Program Outline
The topics covered in the four CAIB courses include:

General Insurance

  • Introduction to General Insurance
  • Habitational Insurance
  • Personal Liability Insurance
  • Farm Insurance
  • Basic Personal Auto Insurance
  • Building Professionalism – Emphasis on Service
  • Travel Insurance

Commercial Insurance

  • Introduction to Commercial Property
  • Commercial Property Insurance – Policy Forms
  • Commercial Property Insurance – Additional Coverage Forms
  • Commercial Property Insurance – Miscellaneous Property Forms
  • Crime Insurance
  • Business Interruption Insurance

Commercial Insurance

  • Commercial General Liability – A Legal Perspective
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy
  • Commercial Automobile Exposure
  • Ocean Marine and Aviation Insurance
  • Surety Bonds
  • Risk Management

Brokerage Management

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Human Resources
  • Leading
  • Broker/Insurance Company Relations
  • Marketing
  • Building Long-Term Relationships
  • Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Monitoring

Study Formats
The CAIB courses are designed to accommodate different needs and can be offered in the following formats:

1. Group Discussion
Classroom groups emphasize active participation and are a forum for the sharing of ideas.

2. Immersion
Immersion courses offer a more in-depth training experience in a condensed time frame. Immersion courses are facilitated by experienced brokers and subject matter experts.

3. Self-Study
If you want a more flexible schedule or are in a remote location, then the self-study format is ideal for you. For each CAIB course, you will receive a self-study guide in addition to the course textbook.

An on-line study aid is also available.

For more information or to register, contact a professional development specialist in your provincial insurance brokers association. »